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Offline Billy_Bottle

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Cheap ebay ultrasonic cleaners?
« on: March 07, 2018, 01:33:16 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has tried one? Can buy a 3 litre one from Germany (made in China of course) for just over 60 quid- can pay that to do a pair of carbs inc postage. so a better bet? Over to youz lot!!   :o

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Re: Cheap ebay ultrasonic cleaners?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 12:09:52 AM »
its all to do with the power of the transducer. The really cheap ones are really no real use for carbs etc. They are ok for cleaning dust/human scum off from jewellery etc. which is one of the applications they are intended for
Sorry i cant give you definitive answer on what size transducer (and usually twin transducers) are needed to do basic adequate job.
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Re: Cheap ebay ultrasonic cleaners?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 01:20:28 AM »
Is the transducer the component that gives it sonic-shake?
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Re: Cheap ebay ultrasonic cleaners?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 12:34:18 PM »
Is the transducer the component that gives it sonic-shake?
Yep spot on. Lads on the Kawasaki forums rated the Maplins ones , usually starting at £100. That price maybe a lot lower now as maplins are posting closing down sales.
Higher value equals better heating more power bigger container. Im sure if you google best sonic cleaner you will get a range including the chinese ones.
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Re: Cheap ebay ultrasonic cleaners?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 11:30:33 AM »
Looking at one that is 160w sonic output, variable. Also variable heat and timer. Any recommends for fluid, doing carbs?

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Re: Cheap ebay ultrasonic cleaners?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 12:54:43 PM »
I bought a Maplin one a few years ago, following recommendations on here, and I've had some reasonable results with this stuff also following a recommendation on here

https://mistralie.co.uk/products/ultrasonic-cleaner-for-carburettors-machine-parts 

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Re: Cheap ebay ultrasonic cleaners?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 07:50:02 PM »
Chinese one worked for me, even stripped paint of carbs! Just used drop of washing up liquid and water. If its able to punch a hole in a small wire frame covered with ally foil it should be fine, see you tube.
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Re: Cheap ebay ultrasonic cleaners?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2018, 06:59:48 PM »
I was given a little silvercrest ultrasonic cleaner when I picked a bike up.

Tiny little thing, I tried it on some carbs and various bits - it made very little difference although there was some dirt debris in the bottom of the tank.

Kitchen dish washer did a better job
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